During the holiday season, many families often feel the pressures of wanting to satisfy their children’s wish list. For the Brown family, however, the pressure is far more than the average parents have to carry.

Ms. Brown is a single mom with two children. She is not able to work because one of her daughters has multiple medical problems, including being wheelchair-bound and needing a feeding tube. Ms. Brown does as much as she can for her children and does her best to provide for them, but because she doesn’t work she is not able to provide Christmas gifts for them.

Through the assistance of the Good Cheer Fund, the Charleston Youth Development Center would be able to help Ms. Brown provide her children with gifts this Christmas.

Contributions to The Post and Courier’s Good Cheer Fund have helped the less fortunate in the Lowcountry since 1927. The six charitable organizations sharing the funds collected are the Lowcountry Food Bank, the Salvation Army, Star Gospel Mission, the Association for the Blind, Coastal Catholic Charities and Carolina Youth Development Center. Every cent of the money goes directly to the agencies, as there are no administrative costs involved.

Send tax-deductible contributions to the Good Cheer Fund, c/o The Post and Courier, 134 Columbus St., Charleston, SC 29403-4800. Donations also can be made in person or online at www.goodcheerfund.com.

For more information, email Robie Scott at rscott@postandcourier.com.

In honor of the exceptional faculty, staff and trustees of Mason Preparatory School. Thank you and Merry Christmas from Penny Wilson ................200.00

Kathryn Wendell....................50.00

Robert and Joan Webb......100.00

David Alsbrooks...................200.00

In thanksgiving for our grandchildren Bryson Wood, Addison Wood and Ellory Pruitt..........450.00

Alan Sayer.................................50.00

Chris and Rosemary Tountas......... ......................................................200.00

Gary and Elaine Boone.......250.00

George and Barbara Smyth........... ......................................................100.00

Withers Telephone Service Inc. ........................................................100.00

...................................................100.00

James Clyde Kirton, Bessie B. Kirton and Sammy Kirton.......50.00

Joan Creel..............................200.00

William A. Cawley...................50.00

Lansing C. Hills........................25.00

James Goolsby Sr. ...............100.00

Clyde L. Mathewes.................25.00

Spence C. Potter...................100.00

Our dear friend Kari Diefenbach from Lee and Dewey Spong............. ......................................................200.00

Erik Warrer 100.00

My husband, Frank O. Grayson..... ........................................................50.00

Jerry and Davy Spencer.....100.00

Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Utsey..........50.00

Dr. Edward S. Otey..................50.00

My late wife Fredde Jo Hethington from Lou...............25.00

My sister Debbie Andrews, my father Carlton Gene (Buddy) Sutton and my little man “Prince Phillip” from Donna Sutton Dawson.......................................100.00

Kaiser, Forsberg, Clair and Salvo Families......................................250.00

My parents, Ursula and Bob Kaiser, niece Amanda and nephew Patrick with love Robert.......300.00

TODAY’S TOTAL............$3,575.00

PREVIOUS TOTAL.......$18,013.38

YEAR TO DATE.............$21,588.38

LAST YEAR TO DATE...................... ...............................................$27,121.36